13 Jan 2015
Mane involved with flyover structure allowing first Crossrail tracks to be laid
Which is why milestones along the way, serve a great purpose in continuing to whet the appetite of those getting impatient for the completion of what will undoubtedly be one of the greatest infrastructure projects ever.
Which brings us to the recent completion of a very important milestone – The first section of track to be used by Crossrail trains has been laid on a new bridge in west London. The 120 metre long Stockley Flyover will be used by Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect services from next year and is the largest single span bridge to have been installed anywhere on the Great Western railway since the days of Brunel. Significantly, it will ensure that services heading towards central London will be able to join the Great Western Main Line without delaying, or being delayed, by other trains using the route.
Mane are heavily involved with numerous subcontractors on this project that have been building the flyover itself and doing the concreting work and shuttering for the new flyover structure to be situated. Mane supplied contractors for the first phase in 2014 and will be starting work on the second phase at the end of January. Mane will continue to supply a substantial amount of trades to this project to get it to the point of completion.